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Poster: Freebmovies Date: Nov 21, 2009 8:42am
Forum: feature_films Subject: A Huge list(300 Titles) of PD movies from (60s,70s and the 80's)

Since there is no way i could fit a list of 299 movies in 1 post i put them on my website, Free-B-Movies.tk
About 10 movies mentioned are already on IA
Here is The Link
http://legitmovies.webs.com/possibletitles1.html
(The Web Page works MUCH better in INTERNET EXPLORER)

This post was modified by Freebmovies on 2009-11-21 16:42:21

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Nov 21, 2009 6:59pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A Huge list(300 Titles) of PD movies from (60s,70s and the 80's)

You've got 18 movies on that list that are public domain. The rest are copyright for various reasons (usually contains a proper notice or were registered, but most are movies that were put back into copyright by GATT/URAA)

The only movies that are PUBLIC DOMAIN are-

US films that were:
-Films published on or before 31 December 1922.
-Films published between 1 January 1923 and 31 December 1963 and not timely registered and renewed for copyright.
-Films puplished between 1 January 1964 and 31 December 1977 without a valid copyright notice ("Copyright", Copyright Symbol or "Copr.", Year and Owner).
-Films published between 1 January 1978 and 31 March 1989 without a valid notice if attempts to correct the ommission were not made within 5 years of publication. Legal classes of corrections include putting a correct notice on subsequent print runs or registering with the copyright office.
(As you can see this means that there are very few movies published after 1964 that are genuinely public domain and no movies published after 31 March 1989 that are PD at all.)

For foreign movies two main conditions kept foreign films that were PD in the USA before 1 January 1996 out of copyright. Foreign films that are PD are Foreign Films that were:
-PD in the US at 1 Jan 1996 that were published in the US within 30 days of publication in their home country.
-PD in the US at 1 Jan 1996 that were PD in their home country on that date. For example, there are no PD films from Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Australia that were published after 1945 and there are no PD films from Japan that were made by directors who lived after 1958.

The public domain films on your list are:
011 Alpha Incident (1978)
019 Arch of Triumph (1985)
030 The Big Combo (1955)
032 The Big Trees (1952)
040 Bloody Wednesday (1985)
149 The Joe Louis story (1953)
150 The Jungle Book (1942)
159 Last of the Belles (1974)
161 The Last Time I saw Paris (1954)
162 Last Woman on Earth (1960)
167 Line of fire (1969)*
174 The Magic Sword (1962)
179 The McMasters (1970)
225 Santa Claus Conquers The Martians (1964)
228 Savage Weekend (1980)
255 The Sundowners (1960)
257 The Swap (1969)*
280 Van (1977)

*these two Line of Fire and The Swap are the same movie. "Line of Fire" is Eastern Hemisphere's VHS master from the 80s. "The Swap" was the late 70s release title. Neither are he original movie ("Sam's Song") additional scenes were shot in the 70s.

The rest are copyright movies that, while regulalrly bootlegged, aren't PD.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-11-22 02:59:49

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Poster: Freebmovies Date: Nov 24, 2009 12:37pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A Huge list(300 Titles) of PD movies from (60s,70s and the 80's)

thanks for the info and taking the time. what i meant to do was Say 300 Possible Pd Movies instead of assuming they were PD.
and for The Jungle Book (1942)i thought that Disney bought up the rights a couple of movies that they later remade

But that also means that some movies that are on IA are not in the public domain


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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Nov 24, 2009 3:55pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A Huge list(300 Titles) of PD movies from (60s,70s and the 80's)

The Jungle Book is PD. The film is a Korda film and often gets mistaken for a British Production, so some people assume it is covered by GATT. But it is a US production (RKO) and first country of publication was the US. The original Kipling stories were published in 1894, so the are long out of copyright in the USA. Kipling died in 1936 so most of his published copyrights have expired worldwide. Disney have a trade mark on "Walt Disney's Jungle Book" for use on all manner of merchandise, but the TM doesn't cover the film and TV class and doesn't give them exclusive right to "jungle", "book" or "Jungle Book"

Disney put their name on things to make it look like the have the rights. For example, their recent "A Christmas Carol" movie based on Dickens' 1843 novella is covered in "Disney's"s with no reference to Charles Dickens. Even on the book tie-in, which is an unabridged version of the original text, there is no reference to the fact that this book is not written or owned by "Disney" - perpetuating the myth that Disney creates all the stories it tells.

I realise that the list was possible PD films. There will always be some copyright films on IA. Especially while they have no moderators looking after this section.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-11-24 23:55:21

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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Nov 21, 2009 9:46am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A Huge list(300 Titles) of PD movies from (60s,70s and the 80's)

That's a hell of a list! When do you think the site will be fully up and usable?

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Poster: Freebmovies Date: Nov 21, 2009 10:24am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A Huge list(300 Titles) of PD movies from (60s,70s and the 80's)

I started it last year but i never really finished it but i will try as best as i can before New Years

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Poster: archivemovie123 Date: Nov 21, 2009 12:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A Huge list(300 Titles) of PD movies from (60s,70s and the 80's)

How did you find out The Adventures of the Wilderness Family is PD? I had no idea. I really like that film.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Nov 21, 2009 9:23pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A Huge list(300 Titles) of PD movies from (60s,70s and the 80's)

'The Adventures of the Wilderness Family' is not PD?

The Wilderness family / produced by Arthur R. Dubs ; directed by Stewart...
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PA0000091084 / 1981-01-06
Title: The Wilderness family / produced by Arthur R. Dubs ; directed by Stewart Raffill.
Imprint: [Medford, Ore. : Distributed by Pacific International Enterprises], c1975.
Description: 5 film reels (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 35 mm.
Notes: Deposit includes continuity (112 p.) & press kit.
Title on press kit: The Adventures of the wilderness family.
Cast: Robert F. Logan, Susan Damante Shaw, Hollye Holmes et al.
Performer: Presented by Pacific International Enterprises, Inc.
Credits: Story by Arthur R. Dubs; screenplay by Stewart Raffill; music & songs by Gene Kauer & Douglas Lackey; director of photography: Gerard Alcan; edited by R. Hansel Brown.
Copyright Claimant: Pacific International Pictures, Inc.
Date of Creation: 1975
Date of Publication: 1975-11-12
Authorship on Application: Pacific International Pictures, Inc., employer for hire.

Other Title: The Adventures of the wilderness family.
Names: Dubs, Arthur R.
Raffill, Stewart
Pacific International Enterprises, Inc.
Pacific International Pictures, Inc.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-11-22 05:23:43